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Bangkok: Places to go and things to do
Places of interest in Bangkok - Bangkok sights
Bangkok Floating Market: Canal side Thai life just outside Bangkok. Bangkok Saduak Damnoen floating market. Short excursion.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: A bargain hunters paradise!
Crocodile Farm at Samutprakarn: 35 km east of Bangkok. Over 30,000 crocs on one of the world's biggest crocodile farms. (The reason we haven't reported on this 'attraction' is; we do not agree with the skin trade in crocs. We did visit the croc farm in Koh Samui and that put us off going to another - ever!)
Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo: The must see places of interest in Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaeo contains the Emerald Buddha carved out of a 5 tonne piece of solid green jade.
Afternoon Tea at the Authors' Lounge: A quintessential 'Colonial Style Afternoon Tea' at probably Bangkok's finest hotel.
Jim Thompson's House: A traditional Thai-style house containing antiques and rare art objects collected by an American philanthropist and honorary Thai.
Khamthieng House: A Thai teak house over 160 years old.
Muang Boran - The Ancient City: A collection of historic building recreations on 200 acres, 25 km from Bangkok.
The National Museum: Housing Thailand's artistic and historical treasures.
Phuttha Monthon: A Buddhist precinct and park built to celebrate the 25th century of Buddhism.
Rose Garden: A local cultural show area open to the public.
Suan Pakkad Palace: Houses collections of ancient Thai art objects.
Thai Boxing: An exciting experience full of ritual and lightning speed - That is Thai boxing.
Thonbury Klongs: The Klongs are canals - This area is known as the Venice of the East.
Vimanmek Mansion: The biggest golden teakwood building in the world - A private museum of the late King Chulalongkorn the Great, now open to the public.
Wat Arun: (Temple of Dawn) Has the tallest pagoda (prang) in Thailand.
Wat Benchamabophit: A white marble temple, a fine example of Thai architecture and place of interest with nice gardens. One of the best locations to witness the annual Magha Puja or Makha Bucha, Buddhist Festival on the second full moon of the year, usually in February.
Tourist Trip Boat on the Chao Phraya River: See Bangkok from the water, get up close and personal with rice barges and long tailed boats.
Wat Po: (Wat Pho, Wat Chetuphon) The most extensive Buddhist temple in Bangkok, with a huge reclining Buddha and the Chedii of the Kings.
Wat Suthat: A blend of Thailand and China in Bangkok.
Wat Traimit: Containing a 4m high Buddha claimed to be 5.5 tonnes of solid gold!
Baipai Thai Cooking School: Learn traditional, authentic Thai cooking.
Erawan Shrine: A free to enter working shrine right in the commercial area of Bangkok - Occasional shrine dancers.
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